Test your DAC! Free Format Comparison.

Excellent collection of files all taken from the same DXD source file;

Which format is best for your DAC?
Every DAC has it’s own character, some sounds better using PCM files and some sounds better using DSD files...... Some people find the convenience of FLAC files more important.
Here on this page is a list containing 2 minutes of a song in 11 different formats.

The song is called ’A Fool For You’ and is performed by Carmen Gomes Inc.
It’s taken from the album ’Carmen Sings The Blues’.

All the different formats have the same source file, DXD 352kHz (Studio Master).
We used the AUL ConverteR 48x44 for the conversion to DSD and Wavelab for the conversion to the other PCM formats and FLAC.

When you compare different sample rates always start with the lowest resolution.
During listening don’t focus too much, hearing is as individual as taste but hearing is also something which can be acquired, like the taste of good wine.

You can choose from the following formats:

1. DXD 352kHz2. PCM 192kHz3. PCM 176kHz4. PCM 96kHz5. PCM 44kHz6. DSD 256
7. DSD 1288. DSD 649 . FLAC 352kHz
10. FLAC 192kHz11. FLAC 96kHz

Looking forward to hear what members think of this, especially with the DXD (which is pcm) being done by one of the few discrete r2r multibit dacs that can convert it without down sampling, as it should be a real eye (ear) opener.

Cheers George